Hot weather meals

As the weather warms I loose my desire to use any part of my stove. My air conditioner works over time every time I turn on the oven. Of course most people are headed for the grill and I of course have it on my list, but until I find the right grill for us I am constantly reaching for the crock pot! Remember this comfort food buddy from the winter months? Many years have passed where I store and loose touch with my crock pot for the summer, but as Ive become more involved in the kitchen and especially with a growing family it is now a long lost friend!

One of my favorites from the past few weeks is what I called a chicken Burrito/taco bowl!


Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

Low 8.5 hours

Taco Seasoning:

1 Tbsp Chili Powder

1/4 tsp Garlic Powder

1/4 tsp Onion Powder

1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flake

1/4 tsp Oregano

1/2 tsp Paprika

1 1/2 tsp Cumin

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Pepper


3 Chicken Breasts

Taco Seasoning

1, 14.5 oz can Black beans, drained and rinsed

1, 14.5 oz can dice tomatoes

1, 4.5 oz can diced green Chiles

1 Red Onion, diced

1 Cup frozen corn

1 Cup Salsa

2oz Cream Cheese, cubed


Cheese, cilantro, sour cream, and Lime

  • Spray Crock Pot with cooking spray (makes for easy clean up)

  • Place all ingredients in crock pot and give it a stir so everything is combined.

  • Cook on Low for 8 hours

  • Remove Chicken and shred, place Chicken back in Crock Pot and cook on HIGH for 30 minutes

  • Wrap in a Burrito shell, Taco shell or spoon over rice. Freezes great too!